mashif

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The (never ending) Quest For “More”
Every time I successfully upgrade something, that wonderful new sound becomes the new baseline from which I evaluate possible new improvement. Each increase in resolution reveals more things that could be better. And on it goes.   
Has a Power Conditioner Improved Your Sound?
FWIW, I just replaced my Furman with a Tripp Lite LSM606M voltage regulator, noise filter, and surge protector. 6 outlets and 600 watt capacity. Enough for everything I have without power amp but they have larger versions. First impression very po... 
Preamp for Parasound A21+ with Sonus Faber Venere 3.0 speakers
I have an A23+ I originally used with a Rotel preamp. I got a great deal on a new P5 from Parasound and grabbed it, assuming it would be a great match. To my dismay, it took the life out of my system. I was surprised but after a couple of weeks co... 
Bluesound
I'm happy to report a BluOs update today. Amazon search is back, accurate, and fast. I've kind of gotten used to Quboz quirks and I have time to decide whether to go back to Amazon. It is a more complete service with more than music but that's al... 
A Tale of Two Crossovers
As you know, I favor passive. I don't want to add additional electronics.  If you're concerned about frequency choice, you really can't go wrong with 80hz. Above that you risk adding too much sub into the vocals, and below will make it harder to ... 
Small Discrepancies in Speaker Placement
In a small room every 1/8 inch matters, especially with toe in. When you find "the spot" it's magic. Until you get the urge to move them again to find even more magic.   
Do No Harm ... well the least harm anyway
My filter is 80hz, 24db slope. I can quickly bypass it by just joining the two XLR connectors and turn off the sub. I've done the comparison several times and find the imaging and balance improved with the filter and sub. And of course I can turn ... 
Do No Harm ... well the least harm anyway
I went with a Marchand balanced passive high pass at 80hz because of a room/speaker placement issue. With my speakers in the best sounding position overall, I had a big bump from 50-70hz that was resistant to acoustic treatments. By rolling off be... 
If A.I. took the place of musicians, would you listen to it?
Until AI has emotional trauma, vices, virtues, regrets, and hope, it's music will simply be a reorganization of sounds that were created in response to those lived experiences. Some human songwriters do that already and I'm not interested in their... 
A nightmare regarding streaming?
I've been in the process of moving from Amazon to Quboz due to BluOs having issues with Amazon search. I used Soundiz to transfer playlists successfully. Then within a week several disappeared. I eventually heard back from Quboz and they said they... 
speakers and cables
https://www.transparentcable.com/products/rca-y https://soundapproach.com/wireworld-luna-8-luiy-audio-y-adapter-cable-single.html  
speakers and cables
I thought from your earlier posts you had a preamp output to your power amp, and could use a Y cable to split into outputs for amp and subs.   
speakers and cables
Why not just use a Y cable on your preamp outs?  
Ebay selling my missing amplifier
FedEx and UPS don't operate the same way. UPS has its employees handling your package from beginning to end. FedEx contracts with 3rd party companies for local delivery. Those employees are directly responsible to their company, not FedEx. They ju... 
Ebay selling my missing amplifier
No they don't. I shipped a speaker by FedEx and it disappeared. They contract third party companies to make deliveries and the only "proof of delivery" is a piece of paper that says Delivered. No accountability, no investigation, no payout.  The ...